spatz: sundial with fall leaves (sundial)
XMFC space assassin AU
I have a vague memory that this started as a dream, but then I wrote the opening scene and had nothing else.

In retrospect, it's very Erik-as-the-Winter-Soldier, but IN SPACE! :D )

Snow White & the Huntsman
Wow, I have...no memory of writing this. Apparently I liked the movie enough to want to write fic, which must have lasted all of a week. Warnings for...overly poetic and euphemistic cunnilingus?

breathe )

SPN post-S5 coda
I think I wrote this scene of Dean unpacking his duffel bag at Lisa's right after the S5 finale, and then never a) posted it or b) watched the S6 premiere. So, you know, caveat lector. Prettty sure it's been jossed.

I literally just titled the draft 'coda'. Original of me. )
spatz: green bird perched on a hand (Default)
Since it's now officially summer, irony tells me that I've procrastinated enough to dump some spring cleaning here.

First off, anyone want an AO3 invite? I thought I'd sent all of mine out, but I have another. First come, first serve.

Secondly, I cleaned some monstrously dusty plot bunnies out of my WIP folder, so it's time for a little amnesty:

Evil Scientists convention (Grey's Anatomy/multiple) )

evil genius (Firefly) )

Wendy Watson vs Professor Moriarty (Middleman/Sherlock Holmes 2009) )

....and Castiel vs pancakes (SPN) )

....Heh. One of these things is not like the others.
spatz: Dean and Cas standing on a lake dock, making eyes at each other (SPN Dean-Cas lake)
I just ate a fortune cookie that read "A reward will be coming to you soon," which comes out VERY CREEPY when you're reading Supernatural fic at 2AM. Just in case anyone was wondering.
spatz: x-ray of ribs with Enochian symbols carved on them (SPN xray ribs)
Cut Me to the Quick
Supernatural, set during 5x01, gen, G, 870 words
Endless gratitude to [livejournal.com profile] inmyriadbits and [livejournal.com profile] dotfic for the betaing and encouragement. Archived at AO3.

Castiel returned to life in the restroom of a small gas station near Ypsilanti, Michigan. )
spatz: green bird perched on a hand (DC Lex ideas)
1.) Twenty imaginary dollars to whoever can guess the source of my subject quote! The ladies who saw it with me tonight are not allowed to play, sorry.

2.) What is with the sudden spate of people watching The Mentalist? It's totally bizarre, and I blame [livejournal.com profile] inmyriadbits ;) I've seen a few eps with her, since she keeps stealing my laptop before I wake up to watch, and the best part of each has been Cho totally pwning someone with his magical powers of deadpan. And his arms. (Preferably both at the same time.)

3.) Supernatural continues to stealthily gnaw at my brain. I wrote a coda for 5x22, but I'm still blocked on two parts, which is driving me mad. I'll probably just post in frustration soon. My last day of work was Friday (yay!) and I slept in on Saturday morning. I have a tendency to doze after I wake up, and my brain comes up with the *weirdest* shit in that state. Which, naturally, I feel compelled to tell Livejournal. ;)

Namely:

Who I would cast as the Impala if she was turned into a human )

and:

Dean would make a great Princess Anastasia )

"No shame" is still the fannish motto, yes?
spatz: green bird perched on a hand (Primeval Connor dinosaur)
I'm waiting for Lindsey to get out of the bath so we can watch SPN 5x18, so I'm posting my thoughts about 5x11 through 5x15, which we marathoned Tuesday night. Apparently I had a lot to ramble about, and the squee-to-critique ratio is all over the chart. Castiel episodes do have a higher degree of squee, since my affection for him is *off* the chart. ;)

SPN 5x11 Sam, Interrupted: bleh, mediocre )

SPN 5x12 Swap Meat: can I just take a minute to groan in appreciation of that wonderfully bad title pun? )

SPN 5x13 The Song Remains The Same: go Team Free Will! )

SPN 5x14 My Bloody Valentine: obscure JA resume references also=valid title choices, apparently )

SPN 5x15 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid: but Winchesters do! fallacy in the very title! (yes, I know it's a movie ref, shhh) )

5x16-18 will follow when I write them. Probably tomorrow.

OMG LINDSEY HURRY UP. (Can you guess which character I am channeling in my icon right now? *g*)
spatz: green bird perched on a hand (Life title sun)
I don't develop "personal canon" the way I've seen many writers do - all the little details like favorite color, first kiss, number of pets, etc., that are interesting and fun but never come to light. I usually start with core principles and canon details and go from there, reinventing the personal details to suit my purposes (for fic or meta or whatever).

But there's an exception: character sexuality.

When I develop an opinion about a character's sexuality, I will stick to it. I supposed a dramatic event in canon could theoretically change my mind, but it hasn't happened yet. It's weirdly opposite to my approach in real life, where I usually don't try to figure people out unless I'm deciding if I want to flirt with them. For many characters, I don't have a *conscious* idea of their orientation, but odds are I can give you an answer if you give me 30 seconds to consider it. For some, I've got very strong opinions.

Take Charlie Crews, for example. My fanon evaluation of him: straight. I used to read (and still enjoy) Charlie/Ted, but by the end of S1 I was convinced that Charlie just *loves* women, platonically and romantically. Any homosexual activity in his past was situational (i.e., prison) [and possibly not consensual], and while he's not going to have a freak out about it, he's not going to seek out male partners now that he's free.

On the other hand, Dean Winchester = bisexual, though he skews way more to the hetero end of the spectrum. I've considered him bi since well before Castiel ever showed his pretty face. If he wants to get laid, he'll usually pick up a woman, but sometimes he goes for guys - like the difference between craving a bacon cheeseburger and a double decker. Dean may be the type of guy who's very concerned with the trappings of masculinity, but I figure sex is sex is sex to him. (Falling in love, though -- that's a whole different barrel of monkeys, regardless of gender.)

Emily Prentiss: prefers women. I don't have much evidence for my opinion, and I don't think she's been in many relationships (if any) because repression thy name is Emily, but it's very clear in my mind. Hotch and Reid are both firmly heterosexual, though Reid doubtless knows reams of studies about sexuality and would be suprised-but-chill if he were ever attracted to a man.

Neal Caffrey: so very bisexual. He has strong tendencies towards clever people and committed-but-open relationships - the 'open' part being a necessary condition of his profession, where being able to seduce anyone is an advantage. If he met any aliens, he'd definitely pull a Jack Harkness and give it a try, and he's cool with polyamory.

Parker: bisexual. Obviously not shy about her sexuality, considering she hit on Nate's ex-wife in front of him, though she's as unlikely to talk about it as give away money.

Sherlock Holmes: nearly asexual, a state reinforced by his (self)conscious pursuit of logic, but he's got a weakness for people who admire him and who he considers an equal. However, in such rare events, he would only start a relationship with someone he trusts (*cough*Watson*cough*), and then only after overcoming his own self-imposed "love is a danger to logic" principles. After jumping all those hurdles, a metropolitan student of humanity like Holmes is not going to be concerned with something minor like gender.

Do any of y'all have this sort of personal canon? Want to test my opinions by throwing characters at me, or just argue with me about one of the above characters? Bring it!
spatz: green bird perched on a hand (SPN graveyard)
Title: Vote Early, Vote Often
Author: [livejournal.com profile] thespatz
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: Gen, PG
W/C: 1200
Summary: The Winchesters perform their civic duty. Sort of. (future!fic)

AN: This story was intended to be a birthday present for [livejournal.com profile] elucreh. Clearly, I did not succeed in being timely, but I hope she likes it anyway! ETA: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] inmyriadbits and [livejournal.com profile] dotfic for looking this over.

Archived at AO3

Sam huddled into his jacket and prayed desperately for coffee. )
spatz: green bird perched on a hand (Default)
Tonight's theme: feminist annoyance! Not all the way to rage. In fact, I feel like pulling a Danny and taking a day off from having values. Manana, manana.

Bones )

Supernatural )

Luckily, I have some shiny new shows to distract me, like Castle (fun and fannish-friendly), and [livejournal.com profile] junebug_waltz just got me hooked on Greek (adoooorable), and I'm having an Avatar: The Last Airbender renaissance after getting my mom hooked. More on that later.

beta?

Nov. 4th, 2009 01:26 pm
spatz: sundial with fall leaves (sundial)
Anyone around willing to do a quick beta on a short Supernatural fic? My usual go-to girl twin has schoolwork.
spatz: sundial with fall leaves (sundial)
More reasons to love Matthew Bomer:
1) He's from Texas (Houston; his dad was a Dallas Cowboy)
2) Went to high school with Lee Pace
3) Is openly gay
4) Was at one point the favorite to play Clark Kent in Superman Returns - man, that movie might have actually been good with him in it
5) Is friends with Zachary Quinto

All that (except for 3) just from browsing his Wikipedia page. Imagine what depths of awesomeness yet remain.

You know what would be truly awesome? If Neal turned out to be bi (Kate obsession notwithstanding). Not only would fandom explode - which is always funny - but it would *really* suit his character.

****

In other news, fall weather makes me weirdly nostalgic, so I went through my journal and tagged my entries. Also, locked some stuff that had more personal information than was wise.

Some greatest hits of the past )
spatz: line art of golden sun with stylized rays (Sunrise)
I held off on posting this until today because I didn't want to tempt [livejournal.com profile] inmyriadbits away from her paper, but OMG WHITE COLLAR. NEW FAVORITE.

Seriously, it's like someone took my favorite part of Catch Me If You Can and had a sweet, sweet orgy with Leverage, Burn Notice, and my favorite character types (clever conmen/thieves and competent law enforcement) to produce the beautiful snarky child that is White Collar.

I have been watching my friends list explode, and I think it's warranted )

Also, the new conmen/tricksters/thieves comm [livejournal.com profile] thebigstore is just in time to catch the fannish wave, methinks. (ps, seekrit message to Lindsey - you should totally finish off your post on The Big Con and put it up there.)

***

I was at Best Buy earlier, and took some time to drool over the boxsets I cannot afford, like Supernatural. I was amused that all the cover art is basically the same: the boys, large and shiny against a dark backdrop (usually involving headstones somehow), with the Impala lurking behind. EXCEPT for the S4 boxset, which has Castiel lurking in the background. LMAO. (don't worry, darling Impala, Dean fandom still loves you best)
spatz: green bird perched on a hand (Claire squee)
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA

*wheezes* OMG, if you ever wanted to read about a deathmatch between a deinonychus and a rhino, (or even if you never knew you wanted that!), you NEED to read Something Primal (SPN, gen, crack). Especially when the dinosaur is possessed by an angel and the rhino is possessed by a demon.

SERIOUSLY. CASTIEL POSSESSING A FUCKING DINOSAUR. A WELL-RESEARCHED FUCKING DINOSAUR.

THE STORY IS ALSO CREEPY AND DISTURBING. IN A GOOD WAY.

And then go read the comments, mostly this thread. Equal amounts utter insanity, genius manips, and animal geekery.

....Hahah, oh, man, I think I pulled something.
spatz: green bird perched on a hand (SPN graveyard)
Okay, what the hell? Were we even warned about LJ doing maintenance for two hours? I don't remember being notified, and there isn't anything in the [livejournal.com profile] news comm, but the little status thing said it was "scheduled". ARGH. I WANTED POST EP SQUEE. AND THE PEOPLE NEED THEIR DOWNLOADS.

ANYWAYS. Supernatural!

First off, the things I predict fandom in general will squee most about this week:
Top Four )

The things the Dean/Cas shippers are going to pick out as slashy and squee about the most:
Top Five )

Random other thoughts: )
spatz: line art of golden sun with stylized rays (Sunrise)
I'm somehow always surprised by my ability to lose myself in a really good story. I should know it's going to happen, but I start reading and then I finish and it's dark outside and I forgot to eat dinner or go to the bathroom or even spit out my gum.

Which is to say, you should all go read The Accompanist (SPN).

The premise of the story is that Mary taught Dean to play piano and he's kept playing secretly ever since, until he befriends an interesting old man in his senior year of high school. Piano-playing is the LAST thing I would have imagined working in a Dean fic but the author does an incredible job with Dean's POV that quickly erased any disbelief I might have had, maintaining his outer Dean-ness while still exploring all the vulnerable, contradictory things that we love him for. She's marked the story AU, but she integrates canon and Dean's future characterization so well that it wasn't really. It's a painful, beautiful coming-of-age story that had me in tears and hopeful at the same time.

But - to quote a master story-reccer - you don't have to take *my* word for it.

SPN 5x03

Sep. 24th, 2009 10:07 pm
spatz: line art of golden sun with stylized rays (Sunrise)
Uh, wow. spoilers for Free to Be You and Me )

Also: next week is going to hit about fifteen different story kinks of mine. Damn, I've missed being this excited about a TV show.
spatz: green bird perched on a hand (Default)
I was going to do the quote-something-from-SPN meme that's going around, but decided the auspicious occasion of the season five premiere required me to dig this out of my WIP folder and post it. (only 97 minutes 37 minutes to go! [ETA: I fail at time zones] *bounces*)

Title: SNAFU
Fandom: Supernatural
Notes: gen, 266 words. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] inmyriadbits for reading it over.
Warnings: ridiculousness
Summary: Bad puns, shotguns, and poultry in the middle of a hunt. Set vaguely in season one.

Archived at AO3

Dean dove back behind the overturned table, narrowly missing Sam's boots with his face. )
spatz: green bird perched on a hand (quest)
I'm back from backpacking with only minor injuries (hurray!) and I have skinny dipping pictures of [livejournal.com profile] inmyriadbits at 11000 ft that I can't show anyone, because she has skinny dipping pictures of *me* at 11000 ft.

Hmmph. This blackmailing business is hard.

*****

I seem to have missed wishing [livejournal.com profile] liketheroad happy birthday, but I hope you had a lovely day, and will have an awesome week and month and year, because you give other people so much happiness and these things should balance out. <3

Also, happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] marthawells! I'm on time for this one, happily. May the Texas sun be not-so-scorching for you today, and may you have a wonderful time. I'm going to celebrate by re-reading bits of your awesome Ile-Rien series. Er, again.

(If anyone on my flist hasn't read Martha's books, she writes awesome female characters in fast-paced, plotty fantasy with really cool world-building and plenty of humor, so why *haven't* you read them yet?)

*****

In the past couple of days, I've read so many awesome crossovers that I have to rec some. If I didn't know better, I'd say the internet missed me.

RECENT STUFF
This River's Full of Lost Sharks (SPN/Veronica Mars): Dean and Sam go to Neptune at Missouri's urging, and find zombies and tiny blonde trouble. Solid casefile that digs up a lot of past issues (on *both* sides) in a subtle, interesting way, top-notch banter and good use of both casts. (the author's style is *so* familiar, too, and it's driving me crazy that I can't place them. Grrr, anonymity.)

This Bitter Earth (SPN/Criminal Minds): The BAU team and the Winchesters investigate a series of murders on a southern plantation. Worth the price of admission for Hotch's interrogation of Dean alone.

Vertigo (MCR/Batman): Opens with Bob dangling off a building with a bomb attached to his ankle, while Batman tries to save him. AWESOME. Also, good follow-up on Bob's emotional state afterwards, and ends with cuddling.

OLDER STUFF
Write A New Apocalypse (SPN/Good Omens): Castiel goes to Aziraphale for advice on avoiding apocalypses. Smoothest merging of these universes I've seen yet, and interesting insights on Cas by Aziraphale.

That Kind of Crazy (Iron Man/West Wing): In which Pepper is friends with Donna, and she rants about Tony. Adorable, with Perry's usual insight and humor.

Ghost in the Machine (and sequel, linked at bottom) (SPN/Iron Man): Ahahaha, how did I miss this? Hilarious story where Dean and Sam help exorcise the suit.

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